Shady Hill is a small, quiet neighborhood tucked away from through traffic, but just minutes from all the action. Located near the intersection of Franconia Road and South Van Dorn Street, this adorable community is comprised of about 18 single family homes situated on 0.25 to 0.64 acre lots. Most homes were built in the early 1960s, offering 2 to 3 levels with 1,242 to 3,075 square feet, 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms. Shady Hill is within a few miles from several metro stations (blue and yellow lines), the Beltway and Fairfax County Parkway. Greyhound and VRE services are readily accessible as well. You’re in the perfect spot whether you are traveling to Old Town Alexandria, downtown D.C. or Tyson’s Corner. Students attend Franconia Elementary, Twain Middle and Edison High Schools.
Living in Shady Hill
All of the excitement and ease of Old Town Alexandria is only a few minutes away. Award winning restaurants, upscale boutiques, Whole Foods Market and several historical attractions can be found there. National Harbor is just across the Potomac and features a unique blend of hotels, a marina, boutiques, restaurants and Tanger Outlets. The Hoffman Buildings and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are conveniently located in Alexandria. Several restaurants and a 22-screen movie theater can be found at the Hoffman Town Center. Kingstowne Town Center is also just down the street, which includes 2 grocery stores, shops, restaurants and a 16-screen movie theater. Regional shopping destinations include Tyson’s Corner Center, Tyson’s Galleria and Fair Oaks Mall; all offer a mixture of department stores, smaller boutiques, specialty stores and restaurants. Local military establishments include Fort Belvoir, a U.S. Coast Guard Station, the Pentagon and Bolling and Andrews Air Force Bases.